The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 20 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.90% - 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.48%
Software Developer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
129 89 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 93.48% 95.70% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 52 50
Average daily rate £325 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £261 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 17
Average hourly rate £13.38 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.84% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.65 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Portsmouth region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Portsmouth region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title.

1 7 (77.78%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) WCF
4 4 (44.44%) WPF
4 4 (44.44%) MVVM
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (33.33%) WiX
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) PHP
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
6 2 (22.22%) Web Development
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
6 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth region that cited Software Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) WiX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) WCF
1 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) MVVM
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
1 4 (44.44%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft